Dye , Raymond K. 83
Raymond K. Dye, 83, of Mt. Pleasant, passed away Friday, March 26, 2010, in Excela Health Westmoreland Hospital, Greensburg, comforted by his loving family. He was born Nov. 27, 1926, in Grove City, a son of the late Robert and Nina Fern Rodawalt Dye. Ray was a retired tool and die maker, having worked for the former Anchor Hocking Cap Division. He was a World War II veteran, having served in the Navy, and a lifetime member of VFW Post 21, Connellsville. In addition, he was a member of the Scottdale Church of Christ, Connellsville Senior Tigers, where he formerly served as vice president, and a volunteer for Meals on Wheels. He was also a member of the board of directors with the Glass Cap Federal Credit Union and had served in the capacity of president. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, the Rev. Gerald Dye. Ray is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Ruth A. (Witt) Dye; his children, Jacqueline A. Zeissler and husband, Myron, of Canonsburg, Janice Rae Rath and companion, Charles Kevicki, of Mt. Pleasant, and Anita Marie Dye, of Florida; the following grandchildren: Jacque E. Pallone and husband Dr. Arthur Pallone, Dr. Jennifer E. Day, Matthew A. Day and wife Alma, Erin Murphy, Justin Shallenberger and wife Devon, Heather and Wayne Rath, Kenny and Kevin Masek, and Christy Randell; two great-grandchildren, Ryan Day and Julius Shallenberger; his brothers and sisters, Richard Dye (Claire), of Florentine, Mo., Donald Dye (Judy), of Villa Rica, Ga., and Martha Pritchard (Don), of Hanover; and several nieces and nephews. Family and friends will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday and from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at GRAFT-JACQUILLARD FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION SERVICES INC., 303 Pittsburgh St., Scottdale, (724-887-7110), where funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday with Pastor Bob Chambers officiating. Interment will follow in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery with military honors bestowed by VFW Post 21. For online condolences or information, visit www.gjfuneral.com.